The 5 Most Common Phone Scams And How To Avoid Them

While so many spams and scams these days concentrate on email and other online pursuits, some fraudsters are sticking to what they know best: the telephone. We've bundled up the five worst phone scams that are still doing the rounds, throwing in some solid tips to help you avoid the impact.1.

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    10/17/2014 - 6:13 pm | View Link
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    Police in North Jersey say at least four people were targets in the past 10 days of a so-called virtual kidnapping scam that federal authorities say has its roots in Mexico and has been a growing problem in Texas even as other scams have been spreading ...
    09/5/2014 - 8:43 pm | View Link
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    Here are the five most common types of fraud targeting seniors, along with a brief description of how they work: Grandparent scam: You get a phone call from someone posing as a grandchild who is supposedly out of town and in a desperate situation.
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